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those days. it was the bill clinton administration in 1994. >> and as an activist, who went over to help train many of the political workers, president mandela wanted us to be there to help them with their transition, to encourage people who had never before ever voted to get comfortable with the process. it really was a very special moment. >> i remember when i interviewed him in cape town, mr. ambassador, you'll remember there, in march of 1998, bill clinton was there the day before, nelson mandela took him as president of south africa on a tour of robin island where he was in the cell for, what, 16 years. >>> and there were reports during that time on robben island, there were reports of that. he said that's ridiculous. this is a new south africa. he was totally confident in the face and people of south africa. >> el had had -- if you had just done the greatest negotiations ever, to hand over power peacefully, without undue compromise, but with sufficient compromise, i think that he understood that he was giving those generals more than a place in the sand. he was giving them the free
. and the special bond between two presidents. we'll talk to bill clinton about his friend nelson mandela. >> we could have had the politics of resentment. he chose the politics of inclusion. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. he changed the world. you can't say that about many people. but you can say that about nelson mandela. the man who lead south africa's peaceful transition out of apartheid and became the country's first black president. he died today at the age of 95. mandela had been battling a lung infection for many months. right after its official announcement tonight mourners began gathering at mandela's home in johannesburg to sing his praises. we have extensive coverage of nelson mandela's life and legacy. first we'll go to deborah in johannesburg tonight, deborah, how has this unfolded for us this evening? >> well, scott, for 26 weeks south africans have lived with the knowledge that nelson mandela was gravely ill. first the three month hospitalization and then he was sent to his home to see out his final days beca
a story about president clinton. and his thoughts. >> i was on monday at the clinton library, in little rock. and this whole time, what an interesting time, because you saw the other world leaders that are there, and normally there are g eight leaders but he has a very prominent space. and president clinton and president mandela, had a very close personal relationship. you remember the picture of them holding hands. >> nelson mandela couldn't get to the library and up until monday they zillion hold out hope that nelson mandela will get to the library. i will say. >> taken back as far as you want to. in the ragan years, a statement from. >> the number of beam that can come in, particularly, the authorities. >> clinton is a key figure here. another charismatic individual who speaks elegantly about the need for greater social benefits to a launch number of people, and i think he and man kela, hit it off in a personal way. that was not possible for mandela with any oh leader of the united states. >> what are your thoughts oen this moment that the country enters now? i would love to hear you
at half mast he says. chelsea clinton with a tweet. my thoughts and prayers are with the mandela family. we are all the richer for the extraordinary life. the president is set to speak in a few minutes from the white house. ed henry is there live. >> reporter: good to see you. the bottom line, we expect the president to come to the white house press briefing room undoubt undoubtedly reflect mandela in 1980 when the president attended a rally involving anti. that was so synonymous with mandela. they had a meeting in 2005 as a young senator for barack obama. the president spoke back fondly on that meeting and said he took so much from mandela. the men have the bond of being the first black presidents of each of their countries. in june i was with the president in africa, he had a long trip. at that time mandela was ill. the speculation was if he would pass during president barack obama 's trip or if obama would meet with him. he decided out of respect for mandela that he would meet with some of his relatives there in south africa rather than meeting directly with mandela ailing back in th
, he so impressed american presidents, we know how close he was with bill clinton on his 94th birthday, clinton went in july of 2012 to celebrate that 94th birthday with him. he was too ill in june of this past year to be visited by president obama and his family. they very much wanted to, but he was such an inspiration for a young barack obama as the colleague student and a community leader and a law student and we saw how important it was to bring his girls to show them by example the tiny space in which this great man lived. the empowering morals of the great leader and gandhi and abraham lincoln. it was so something so profoundly large in his spirit and the way he addressed even those of us who were younger reporters. the foreign press core always with respect and grace. >> we are moments away from president obama going to give some words to the world here from the white house on the passing of nelson mandela. again, this man must have admired america and the struggle in our country. did he want to use that as a model for freedom in south africa? how close was he to the american dr
, how elderly he's got, and i have heard president clinton speak about how he woke up chelsea that morning and he said you know, nelson mandela is going to be freed and this is probably the most important thing that's going to happen in your life so come and watch the television. so everybody was vested in that moment. i remember it so clearly and so does everybody who was there. >> it was an amazing moment for south africa, indeed for the world. i want to zakaria into this conversation. we are remembering nelson mandela, a world leader who made such, such a change not only in south africa but indeed, he inspired so many people around the world. >> absolutely, wolf. remember, this is a man born in 1918, when the sun never set on the british empire, and lived a long life and was part of a kind of tradition of nonviolent resistance to colonial power and colonial oppression that was part of the indian independence movement. he was greatly inspired by gandhi, by the nonviolent struggle, and that was one of the most remarkable aspects of mandela when he came out after 27 years in j
to the credibility of obama and his potential successors then secretary of state hillary clinton. in an interview aired in late november obama says he thinks the us will have a female president in the near future. there's much speculation that hillary clinton who unsuccessfully ran against obama in twenty oh eight might be looking into another run. the former first lady new york senator top the polls on who is set to become her party chores twenty six in rates in god see one of the biggest u s national security and intelligence failures in many years under her supervision as secretary of state's comment on your bed where she compare that with the murders of americans two guys out for a walk one nights has been widely criticized i. deputy prime minister in the lake and staunchest comedian billy connolly have joined mourners at the start where a police helicopter crash in costs that killed nine people last week. the helicopter crashed onto the reef was the packs of failing the dust and debris the street dancing tree died in the accidents aerial pictures showed the damage the wreckage of the helico
's, it's a few minutes ago, we will show you those as well. cspanchat.ag is # bill clinton tweets i will never forget my friend madiba, the colloquial casual name for resident mandela, and a look the president has included in that suite. who tweets, a look at the apollo theater, the marquis, honors nelson mandela tonight. here's the front page of "the new york times" -- john mccain from arizona tweets rest in peace, nelson mandela, whose courage and character inspired south africa and the world. let's hear from you. greg from new york city. caller: hello. to seehe privilege nelson mandela at a harvard university -- he was given an honorary degree in 1998, and i was so moved to hear his speech. and i'm -- my heart goes out to his family today. thank you very much. host: we hope to bring you to the 1998 congressional gold medal ceremony honoring nelson mandela. from colorado springs, good evening. caller: good evening to you. i had the privilege of seeing him on his tour in africa when he was released in 1990. and hisrate his life legacy and benchmark and a father figure to the regio
of more than 6,000, she was a keynote alongside hillary clinton. >> i want to give her another round of applause for doing a great job of anyone, a principal. >> her speech was electrifying. >> restoring hope and giving students the
.m. near valencia and clinton park. police say the victim is in his 20s and was taken to san francisco general hospital with a life-threatening injuries. officers are looking for a black or blue four-door sedan that has damage to the front passenger side and possibly to the windshield. >>> firefighters in benecia say without crucial technology, they would not have been able to find two people trapped in a burning building. we'll show you the device and hear from the first firefighters on the scene. >>> i-5 shut down for hours after a man police considered dangerous was shot and killed by officers. the crime he was accused of committing in san jose. >>> a dump truck hit a school bus carrying elementary school students this morning in idaho, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four other children. the accident happened in a small town, about 20 miles southwest of boise. these are still pictures from the idaho statesman newspaper. a spokesman for the sheriff's department there says the truck hit the bus at a rural intersection but it's not clear yet who was at fault. >>> new informati
a bumper left at the scene of a hit-and-run accident will lead to the driver on clinton park. the man is being treated at san francisco general hospital with head enskies. >> police in hayward investigating after a driver lit a child in a crosswalk. the accident happened at 8:00 this morning at the off-ramp from highway nato. these are pictures of the scene. the child had only minor injuries and the cause is not known. >> happening now, the weather is cooperating in idaho for crews to resume their search for missing bay area family. silicon valley executive dale smith's small plane disappeared in rigged terrain. he was taking four family members from or organize to montana. searchers picked up a weak emergency beacon but that has disappeared the sheriff said they using a grid pattern seven and every available resource to find the missing plane. happening now the bart board is meeting to talk about a number of key issues including a report card for bart miss. this is in the wake of the shooting near five years ago of oscar grant. bart announced an independent audit shows the department
youadership, but move into a direction of a country coming together. >> we had john mccain and hillary clinton on the same stage. republicans and a very famous democrat. you can see that the movie brought them together. that is what we will walk out of here with. movie andill see this learn something about leadership. he for gave those people. he walked out and for gave so he could build for the future. that is what we have to do as a country. forget we've had these political wars and start fresh. emily? >> we will be right back with more after this break. ♪ >> welcome back to bloomberg west. to house has passed a bill reform the nation's patent system. the bill makes it easier for businesses to fight back against patent trolls and makes fighting patent lawsuits less expensive. the senate is expected to take up a similar bill later this month. nearly six percent today after technical glitches at the new battlefield for game. layers report that the game sometimes crashes and there have been online connection issues. early halting work on other projects until those problems are fixed. an addit
clinton clarifies his infamous comment about smoking marijuana and not inhaling. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball," and now for the sideshow. bill clinton shed some new light on one of his most enduring quotes from his 1992 campaign, no, it's not a place called hope but his defense about smoking pot. >> new controversy is swirling around in the form of marijuana smoke. it was during this appearance that he was asked point blank about illegal drugs. >> and that when i was in england, i experimented with marijuana a time or two, and i didn't like it and didn't inhale and never did it again. >> since then i didn't inhale has become one of the most quoted remarks in politics. >> like many things in the press, that whole thing has been totally twisted. i didn't say i was holier than thou. i said i tried. i never denied that i used marijuana. i told the truth. i thought it was funny. and with the only journalist who was there said i told the truth. everyone else had to cover that up because that's not the story they wanted to tell. so that's a silly thing
government. few people of the that was in the clinton administration for every day, so eight years. [applause] jobs there, including deputy chief of staff to the president. she traveled around the world with him. she was also at treasury. you were traveling with president clinton, you accidentally ran a half marathon. how do you do that? it was during one of the trips. trying to work in exercise was a difficult thing. i decided to go out for a run. i thought i could go out for a run. we were in the countryside in england. it was not marked paths. i ended up going out on some country road and i got lost. i kept looking at my watch because i knew i had to be back for a meeting. >> the motorcade does not wait for you. wait. it does not i kept running and try to flag down cars to figure out where i needed to go. that is the longest i ever run. it was unintentional. it was not an intentional diff dense -- distance, i like shorter runs. i guess we should get down to business. while we are talking, please tweet us at #womenrule. the president is talking at the center for american progress. he is tal
bill clinton. pat? >> yes, former president clinton says he's lost a true friend today. also, he says, quote, history will remember nelson mandela as a champion of dignity and f freedom. we will remember him as a man of grace and compassion for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries. back to you. >> thanks so much. we'll have continuing coverage, of course, and reaction of his death throughout the night and online at www.nbcwashington.com. we'll also have a full hour long special edition of "nightly news" following our broadcast. >>> now to other news and a developing local story. the d.c. police department is being rocked by not one but two scandals. three police officers are under investigation tonight. one officer was arrested earlier this week and facing charges of child pornography. a third officer has been disciplined. news 4s mark segraves is following this developing story from outside u.s. district court. mark? >> reporter: doreen, that's right. one officer charged with taking pornographic pictures of a 15-year-old girl while on duty. a second officer's home was
hillary clinton. she ended up winning that race three, four days later and shocked all of us. >> including herself. >> no, i knew that was coming all along. we were all absolutely shocked. >> except for state senator from new hampshire who told us the night before the primary that hilary was going to win and why. >> it remains one of the most shocking political upsets. we were out. we went to see hilary speak the night before. we felt sorry for her because the crowd was not responsive. all the plates in the parking lot at the national high school were from massachusetts. and we just thought boy what a terrible way to end a political career. she turned around winning. i wonder again in large part if hit to do -- she teared up but barack obama seen as coming on too strong in that debate where he made an off handed remark. >> now there's a school for that you can go to. mike allen thanks so much. >> barnacle and i especially need it. >> we're sending all of you. >> coming up the number one team in the nation facing a major challenge from an unranked but well-known basketball team. a stunner i
's mantra. that was ronald regan's mantra. sometimes that was bill clinton's mantra. i want to hear that from mr. obama. he doesn't. he doesn't. he is trying. jared, i'm sorry, buddy, you know how much i respect you. >> same here. >> this president goes too much for redistribution. he just does. it's in his bones and he creates these divisions and today was the same old boring speech. i've got to tell you, either, a, get a new speech writer, b, get a new policy, preferably both. this is not the last. jared bernstein, the best of the best, jimmy p., thank you, gentlemen. i'm kudlow. i'm calm noun. i'm better now. >>> president obama hosted a big white house youth summit this afternoon, but guess who wasn't invited? you're about to meet the national chair of the college republicans who's going to tell us why she was stiffed and why millennials are deserting obama and obama care in droves. >>> speaking of obama care, we have another raft of new problems with the health care law to report today. that includes what looks a bit like a bailout for the insurance companies. i don't like that
of millions at a meeting at the white house. of course, there is that infamous picture of bill clinton with mandela in 1998 when clinton went to visit mandela and mandela showed the president the jail cell where he spent 17 years under incarceration by the government. it was a total of 20 years in prison. in 2002 president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madev
are not that of george w. bush, they are not of bill clinton, they are of hits. yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to millions of americans and he's got that right. take a look under mr. obama. the income gap, four times faster has expanded four times faster than it did under president george bush. under president obama, 6.7 americans in the millions have fallen into poverty. the same one that had the audacity to stand before the cameras and speak as though he had absolutely been uninvolvee and policies for the past five years. it's an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. 9 million people under president obama. under president obama, 21.6 americans are underemployed or unemployed and giving up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration has nearly doubled to more than 36 weeks and today, president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say that the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems that you
them here and what was allegedly recovered inside. >>> he worked under presidents carter, clinton, an band bam. but then his life turned upside-down. how a devastating crash cost a white house employee his job and his freedom. >>> a deadly winter storm creating miserable conditions. snow, cold air, and slick roads. and it's headed our way. we'll break down the timing of this and tell you what you can expect. >>> tonight new allegations of wrong doing within the d.c. police department. a veteran officer under investigation now for inappropriate conduct with a teenage girl. >> it comes just one day after a colleague was charged with child pornography. shomari stone is live in the southeast where officers have been gathering evidence for hours now. >> jim and doreen, tonight two separate d.c. police sources tell me this officer, who i will not name, is under investigation for alleged misconduct with an underage girl. the child was found right here in this apartment. tonight another investigation of a d.c. police officer. sources tell me police served a search warrant at the officer's
they bought, marco rubio's super pac launches a six figure ad buy. >>> hillary clinton can read a little easier. elizabeth warren tells the boston harold she is not running for president in 2016. >>> the great people at the onion are having fun with out jog fair michael bloomberg. this time they are poking fun at the stop and kiss policy. >> the policy allows officers to kick anyone they think looks suspicious has been a subject of criticism for those who say it's a violation of privacy and breech of constitutional rights. >> every time i go out and i see a cop, i'm ready for him to come up and ask me questions and give me a little kiss just because of the color of my skin. i mean you don't see them kissing any pretty white ladies out here. >> and 80 years ago prohibition was officially repeeled. americans were able to drink legally again for the first time in 13 years, and to that we say cheers. and that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics. and now for the first look at politics, i'm joined by syndicated columnist bob franken. he is live in our washington bureau. perfect segue f
.10. >>> if hillary clinton decides to run for president in 2016, her path to the democratic nomination may have just become a little clearer. the "boston globe" is recording elizabeth warren put an to end speculation she might pursue the white house in the foreseeable future. at a news conference, warren pledged to serve out her term. she added, i'm not running for president. i'm working as hard as i can to be the best possible senator that i can be and to fight for the things that i promised during my campaign to fight for. >>> rob ford, well, just been a little too long since we talked about him. so we're going to talk about it. new police documents reveal toronto's mayor may have offered suspected drug dealers $5,000 and a car to keep video of him smoking crack from becoming public. the information comes from wiretaps of the gang members who discussed trying to blackmail the mayor. the report also suggests ford regularly used drugs including heroin. ford chocked up the use of crack to what he called an isolated drunken stooper. one more thing, rob ford's tv show didn't really work out. canceled a
conference for women, speaking to an audience of more than 6,000, she was a keynote alongside hillary clinton. >> i want to give her another round of applause for doing a great job of anyone, a principal. >> her speech was electrifying. >> restoring hope and giving students the sense that anything is possible became my primary responsibility. i reminded the students that hope did indeed reside? strawberry mansion high school. and most of all, everyday i told them, if nobody told you they loved you today, you remember, i do. >> bravo to principal wayman. and our thanks to diane sawyer. >>> to find out how can you help strawberry mansion, go to our website at zero across the entirety. quite co ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday is in effect for most parts of the bay area with possible from look from ours tonight. mou
nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the c.i.a. with bill clinton. he didn't have much interest in surveillance, intelligence and international affairs when he got started. it all changes and people used to say james woolsey never gets to see the president. it does play into a narrative we're beginning to see. it's beginning to show the president, even though
then the about the clintons. with this as acts as a helpless what about the sushi that looks like just brace with a piece of fish on top once that ball that is called the eerie calm. i'd say that enough. so here's our salmon have only taken the person who suffers. you laid across molded into bed sheet. we all know what you know what sells to shoot anybody is that the way it looks so is the extravagant living in us a lot of fun and made them and that is the new. any other shades or visitation styles that we should know about seizing on behalf of their stuff. it's the one we make such inquiries into three pieces one. fun things to do here so take it. to me the states to pull things out of the consoling this aisle. a song like they are since i was. rainfall and so it should be a lot of fun. so you're actually be condemned to making it in presenting its almost like you wanna make art you make it so people. most of what he did a mix between now and that's the kind of how i avoided it for fifteen from the suspect was the main and only ways that have happened actually so there's some real eggs and
on to celebrate with registration at clinton. one that is not breaking it. i'm not there is much to say as some of the house. i did badly in recent times this case you can't even find and share our international flights. it's an essential part of a korean meal. up until about a decade ago it was made across the country into a row and urban areas. dani is group for families and neighbors got together to people chinese taipei. korean style season so drastically altered this is how long this season with varying levels of chilli and salt. sunday's south korea at the same neighborhood come together for the dogs and sierra to finish. can't she. thus become less popular in recent years. due to rapid urbanization and transporting of their family. more people are buying five cents mt here's the thing i didn't buy any of my young people in it as well. a lot though. i don't do qt because it is my second family. he said. i passed its own deadline of the project to protect the country's culture. this is the lack of practice if he was done. as my souvenir from korea nineteen eighty and accounts to strengthen
? >> hillary clinton is someone that my union has supported for everything a job that she is either run for or sought. when she ran for senate in york state, we were out there and very supportive. when she ran for president in 2008, we were out there in support of. i think it is far too early to talk about any of this. the last i heard, she had not even decided whether she was running or not. i think it is too premature. frankly, there's is a lot of work we have to do between now and 2014, 2015. we are spending our time trying to figure out how to reclaim the promise of public education and figure out how quality health care is something that all americans have and getting through the ups and downs of obamacare. i'm glad we fight is working better now. we need to work on affordable college, making sure there is retirement security for all. there is a lot of work to do the between now and 2015. >> i would like to get your thoughts on what happened to detroit yesterday. i am curious what you heard from your members in michigan about their concerns on their pensions. >> i think the ruling
to read in that historically president clinton, when he got in trouble, he went to the middle. and president obama, when he's in trouble, he goes to the left. and his instinct was to jack up the request for the minimum wage to actually increase what they're calling for the minimum wage increase from what he said in the state of the union. martha: that's right. >> you know, that's different than what bill clinton sought to do on jobs to try to work with republicans. soç two different ideologies here, and i think you're right in that jobs is going to be the big ticket item. martha: yeah. perhaps the big missed moment and opportunity in the presidency. we will see. bret, thank you very much. we'll see you tonight. bill: we want to hear from you at home with continuing crchs over health care healthcare.gov. would you trust it with your personal information? that is our twitter question of the day. @bill hemmer, @martha maccallum. this big social media hacking overnight, a big deal, atexted about two million people. i'm going to see the bartenders are holding sessions at the bar
, ford, carter, george h.w. bush and president clinton. you don't need to go back six decades to find a real comparison. >> i think it's fallen in real terms, whether you reference it to truman or lbj. >> as for a plain old income disparity, the president sounded off on a widening gap. >> the top 10% no longer takes in 1/3 of our income, it now takes half. >> but is it really that skewed? '. >> it looks like the president is using a well regarded federal reserve study. the top 5% and 9% added up to almost 90% of all incomes. but the congressional budget office came out with updated filg you'res today. in recent figures, the top 10% o after all earners accounted for 76%. compare that to 1979 when the study started. and the top 10% brought in 29.9%, and you can see a trend developing here. most of the gains of the recovery have flown to the top. that's also been true over the last 30 years in which there's been a substantial increase in income and equality and an even greater increase in wealth and equality as most of the gains have gone to the top 1%. the point is, there's really no qu
olbermann, now gone. dylan ratigan, now gone. david schuster. and he went after hillary clinton's daughter and said she was being pimped out by her mom. he was suspended. there is a disrespect for women over at msnbc. it's allowed by the executives. he should have been fired. they shouldn't have waited for him to take a vacation at thanksgiving and submit a letter on his own. maybe they pressured him to do it. i think this is a systematic problem. >> let me play another guy we run often on this program. he has a show still. ed schultz. >> you're damn right dick new health care in this country. he's an enemy of the country in my opinion, dick cheney is. he's an enemy of the country lord, take him to the promised land. i don't wish the guy goes to hell. i just want him out of here. do you know what they are talking about? like the right wing slut, laura ingram? she's a talk slut. >> wow. fellow lib? >> i know you want a chance to beat up on the liberal side. but seems to me there should be someone who watches out for this stuff. >> i have at least had a hearing and when i have said bad thin
was not that great, i grew up in the bush years, and bill clinton was elected. it was a new change, i think a lot of young people felt the same way about obama, they bought into that remant simp row. >> he was such an "avatar" for people's hopes and dreams. >>a it almost manifested itself. he might have said something but somebody thoughto much grander of, that he will solve all my proble and make my life better, h had a tough couple of months starting with nsa candle with young people, he is listening to my cell phone, and raising my premiums they don't like him. melissa: if you promise to solve everyone's problems, you know you are lying, older adults know you are lying they he fallen for this before. as a politician, how did i change that? >> it is never going t change, a formula that has been here for sensories, it is so true. they won't change, because they are going to be that underlying belief, maybe this will be the person that will solve our problems. melissa: if kids are sick of president obama do they believe in republicans, are they looking for real solutions ? >> you used word recall
and laws in the 400s and 500s and 600s and when newt gingrich was battling with bill clinton, that was in the 300s. right now in the 113th congress, we have a year to go and they finished 56 pieces of legislation that has become law. the 112th congress was then a low of 283. we are living in unprecedented times. you have a blame game of who is responsible for this. the numbers speak for themselves. >> what's interesting is the lines of attack, this idea that the senate has been slow. we sent all these bills to the senate. the ways of parliamentary procedure, the senate was built to be slow. that is the reason as to why. there is a filibuster here. they can't pass as quickly as the house can. when that goes out to the american people, it's not that it hurts one party more than the other, but it's a house from all incumbent. >> that's one of the big arguments. people say washington is broken. whether you are republican or democrat, it's not working at all the way it should be. the numbers do speak for themselves. when john boehner said it acted on the 150 pieces of legislation.
if an early morning hit-and-run accident that left a man in critical condition. the victim was hit on clinton park while walking with a group of trends at 2:45 a.m. and treated as san francisco general hospital for head injuries. a bumper left at the scene could help determine the make and model of the car. >> if you are at a fast food vaunt if the bay area you could encounsel federal more workers outside than inside the restaurant. there is a one day nationwide protest over wages that is underway this morning on the east coast. katie marzullo is in the newsroom. >> this is the largestest in a year long if issue for better pay if fast food workers and underway if negotiation city. workers began the protest at 6:30 this morning and as the day rolls out the workers in 100 cities walk off the job or then rally. workers are asking for more money. a federal minimum wage of $15 an hour. right now the wage is $7.25 which is $15,000 a year for full time employee. some experts say it is not a living wage. >> you could not buy your food if you have a family of zero you could support yourself but if you
president clinton raised the minimum wage, same cry but it didn't happen. i agree with senator hutchison, do a separate carveout for students paid at a lower wage as opposed to adults trying to protect themselves and their families, that makes sense. that's reasonable. there ought to be grounds for a reasonable compromise so we can begin to do something about the income inequality in this country. >> let me switch to you foreign policy. secretary kerry met three hours with prime minister netanyahu. he's heading back to jerusalem for more private meetings with netanyahu. they agreed to disagree about the short-term iran deal. senator hutchison, his argument, kerry's argument, we still are keeping sanctions other than freezing assets. this will be better for israel in the long-term and we won't agree to a long-term deal that gives iran the ability to have a nuclear weapon. netanyahu's argument is there would be breakout capability. what do you think the secretary of state should be doing? >> i think you're seeing some of the effects right now whereas mr. netanyahu was going to stop putting set
spots the world. he was very close to president bill clinton. frankly, he could not stand the policies of president george w. bush, which he saw as imperialistic. that was a bit of a public- relations problem for the bush white house. the election of barack obama, the kind of change towards a multiracial society that he saw in south africa as well. it was not just south africa that nelson mandela was revolutionary. it was his moral stature around the world and the way that he used it that made a difference. was tremendous respect from leaders around the world for nelson mandela. next year. are coming ines from presidents of this country. george w. bush, "we join the people of south africa and around the world and celebrity the life of nelson mandela. he was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he left the world with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example," that from president george w. bush a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the
debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency. this is a fascinating political and policy speech. >> when you're heading into a midterm does that indicate this could be a tough issue for some democrats in tough re-election battles. >> it could. this is not an issue swing voters are necessarily focused on. this is about the democratic base, social justice, issues that rile up the base. to some extent, i think the president is trying to get enthusiasm from his base. you have today and the last couple of weeks protests around the cover over the issue of minimum wage and fast food. >> timely. >> this is timely, cutting edge, coupled with a push to raise the minimum wage which appears to the base. there are political risks for the president. he's framing this as a moral issue. you have a fascinating dynamic. the super rich and the middle class, stock market all-time but poverty also at
of things that jeff was talking about it. so the penn clinton's is very important. some have meetings in the psyche of high expectations. teachers always very important coast is often said that the court in an education system context in the quality of its teachers are not very true the type of farming education systems invest in teacher quality. so something politicians a face with a dilemma do i reduce class size which can be quite an expensive policy to adopt oh do i invest and teachers the successful education systems and pasting pictures i'm not my beef isn't with the two main criteria there until investment the amount of time they spend with their kids and are on their homework and the importance they give to the academia and teaching quality and all the not me these two things of the temple moses a one off thing which is visiting one as it has also been an education system must be distributed to those crews greatest need of a successful education systems make you an example that the quality of teachers that going to the disadvantaged of challenge goes on at least as good as th
a parent in childhood. look, we have obama, clinton is a fascinating case of someone who suffer this is extraordinary blow very early on in his life -- >> rose: his father was killed before he was born. >> and he grows up in an environment without that kind of safety net. and what does it do? it seems to have given him a kind of strength. you see that pattern again and again and again. >> rose: do you think that's the majority patern? >> no, i don't. i make the same argument with dyslexia where there's a minority pattern where you see a very large number of successful entrepreneurs have dyslexia. that's not the common response. and if you talk to them you'll say -- they'll say i am who i am because of my dyslexia not in spite of it. nonetheless, it's fascinating to see this bimodal response to what we would ordinary consider just to be a setback. >> rose: do you think that -- it's often said that some or a large percentage or at least a majority of comedians come to comedy out of pain. >> oh, you know what's funny? i was just reading that new biography of johnny carson. he talks
it to recent presidents before him, their approval rating at this very same time, president clinton and reagan both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants. jon, it seems like this is a year the administration is wanting to put behind them very quickly. >> yeah, i mean -- well, if we had this conversation two months ago, two and a half months ago t would have been a very different conversation probably about the last year. it's just this last two months that have been
challenge to the expected democratic front runner hillary clinton. >>> those are a couple things we thought you should know. now it's time for the gut check. we showed you the protests going on in more than 100 cities across the country. it's a campaign to raise the minimum federal wage, but the movement faces an uphill battle with a number of companies warning that they would have to raise prices if wages are hiked. according to "the new york times," industry experts suggest that prices could increase by as much as 60%. some reports say a $3, for example, would go up to $3.60. so what does your gut tell you? would you be willing to pay more for fast food if it meant higher wages for workers? go to newsnation.msnbc.com to cast that vote. and that does it for this edition of "news nation." we'll see you tomorrow. "the cycle" is up next. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in ju
of history. of course he became great friends with clinton and carter because of their record of being against apartheid. i saw will smith in one of those pictures and harry bellefonte. there were enough of us and the people that were activists to give our country a good name in that country. we were lucky to make the change in the '80s. thanks again to the late bill grey. they took the lead. >> no doubt about it. ron delums, randall robinson. but i think people don't understand there were elements in this country that actually as late as the mid-80s was still calling nelson mandela and the anc terrorists. >> i know. >> yet he came out with a very forgiving spirit and rose above all of that. >> i think there's a lot of great leaders in south africa. we've lost some of them, of course. there's a lot of people down there that i'd love to see get back into government and really develop a really strong democratic tradition there. but you're right. there were people that, you know, pat buchanan and other people out there were saying they liked it the way it was, basically. who thought we co
-- elected by the people. >> even president clinton thinks we have done damage in the ?nternational community >> i would not call the president wrong in his beliefs. i think he had a great term. i think he had different challenges. i think we have serious international perception problems and trust issues we will have to rebuild. >> i recently sat down with the nsa director. talked about what the nsa could and could not do. he spoke a little bit about the technology involved. i would like everyone to take a quick listen. have great insight into terror risk. if a terrorist is calling into the united states, have you know if that is a good number or bad number? the nsa has the job of figuring out if it is about person calling, and give it to the the eye. this is hyped out in the press. everyone says they must be listening to everything. we are not.eally nonetheless, a ton of bad press of snowdens a result and all the attention. how did they come back this right now? combat this right now? >> the intelligence community as a whole has realized in the wake of this one of the things they are look
. as it happened, i just went to a screening last week hosted by john mccain and hillary clinton at the kennedy center for the new film about mandela's life. i could tell you, kelly, it is -- it is a staggering lifetime that he led. the distance that he traveled from a poor kid in south africa where opportunities were foreclosed to turning briefly to violence after the frustrations of that movement and the massacre that occurred in sharkville in south africa in 1960. he was jailed after a trial. and then emerged triumphant and somebody that the entire world could look up to. this is -- you can bet that president obama's going to be heard on this before too long. and we've lost somebody that deserves emulation everywhere. >> i don't know, i just want to bring people a little bit of background information here about mandela's condition over the last couple of months. he had been three months in the hospital with the recurrent lun september, originally. but those lung problems attributed to the tuberculosis he contracted during 27 years in prison before he led his country to democracy, subject of
nation on earth, the united states. that's not the leadership i expect of my government. the clinton and george w. bush and the obama administration have not joined, have not joined. they have isolated the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message this sends to the rest of the world in this lack of leadership here we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing landmines around the world. we use the leahy war victims fund to help landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law says we cannot export landmines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion let me tell you, on november 22, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife and i, as a long -- a young law student stand right here on this corner watching them go down. hundreds of thousands industry. you could hear the drums when they left the white house. that f
, they convinced bill clinton, madeline albright and wendy scherman, who was the policy director for north korea, for the clinton administration, to do a deal where the united states would give them nuclear reactors, help them get them running, fuel, whatever they needed, and in return we were basically asking them to nounce nuclear weapons and promise they wouldn't develop nuclear weapons and we additionally agreed to not be inspecting their nuclear facilities which actually allowed them to develop the nuclear bombs and the ballistic missiles by which they are ssisting iran. wendy scherman actually briefed this congress this week. she is the lead negotiator for the obama administration. as an, that's -- that makes uch sense as an administration hiring a company to do an absolutely essential, critical website for people's health and well-being, as someone who has no track record of being terribly successful. i mean, surely an administration wouldn't do that. oh, yes, they did do that, with obamacare. oh, yes, they are doing it in negotiating with terrorist thugs who want us wiped off the map. sa
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